TRAI's new rule doubled the TV bills

TRAI's new rule doubled the TV bills

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Azeema S started this petition to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India and

We are all aware of TRAI's new rules regarding the TV channels. Whereas TRAI claimed that it intended to give power to the customers in respect of selecting channels and pay for what they watch. Was it really the case?

Not only me, almost all of them are facing problems with the new TRAI rule coming into effect this week. TRAI claims that we can choose the channels we want to watch and pay for that only. If so, why should we pay the base Rs.153/- for the compulsory 100 channels which we don't even want. The base plus the channels which we want to watch is costing almost double and also additional Rs.20/- for 25 channels (in which 1 HD channel is considered as 2 SD channels). For example, I used to watch English Movies HD pack, Tamil Regional Pack HD, Hindi Movie Pack HD, Hindi Entertainment Pack HD, Knowledge and Lifestyle Pack HD + a Mirror Multi TV for Rs.845/- Per month, now whereas when I tried to opt all the above channels, it was billed to be Rs. 1400/- something (Tata Sky). Even when I tried to cut some channels, yet it costed more than Rs.1000/-. Tata Sky used to charge Rs.250/- per Multi TV irrespective of number of channels. Whereas now its charging about Rs.600/- for the above channels for MultiTv alone. 

TRAI states that, people are not choosing the pack properly and that is the reason for the higher billing amount. In spite of checking everything and choosing the channels carefully, we are getting fat bills.

Why are we being compelled to watch only few channels for higher price? We did not ask TRAI for such a rule. May be TRAI's intention was to give customers the power to choose, but TRAI did not think much about the aftermath. New rule was about to be effective from January, yet it was extended till March. TRAI should have seen the response from the customers in these three months. Despite customers being unhappy with the new rule, TRAI continued to stick with its decision, which is making everyone suffer. Instead of giving the power to the customers, the TRAI has actually given the power to the DTH providers. 

We want TRAI to discontinue the new regulation and may allow the viewers to stick with the old packages which were really way better than the new ones. The current rule is costing everyone. Kindly sign the petition so that TRAI may cancel the new rule which is making everyone suffer.

I hope everyone agrees with me.

Thank you.

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